Ted Williams

1918 - 2002

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Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career, primarily as a left fielder for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960; his career was interrupted by military service during World War II and the Korean War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ted Williams has received more than 4,133,856 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ted Williams is the 9th most popular baseball player (up from 11th in 2019), the 3,188th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,760th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Ted Williams ranks 9 out of 70Before him are Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, and Ty Cobb. After him are Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Yogi Berra, Ichiro Suzuki, Willie Mays, and Sandy Koufax.

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Among people born in 1918, Ted Williams ranks 119Before him are Ida Lupino, Teresa Wright, David Ausubel, Antonín Mrkos, Alexander Shelepin, and Humaira Begum. After him are Anna Mani, Diana Serra Cary, Shankar Dayal Sharma, Anatoly Tarasov, Bruno Zevi, and Marie Smith Jones. Among people deceased in 2002, Ted Williams ranks 108Before him are Daniel Gélin, Ole-Johan Dahl, Humaira Begum, Dida, Yevgeny Svetlanov, and Gabriel Almond. After him are Dhirubhai Ambani, Rosemary Clooney, Mamo Wolde, Inge Morath, Dudley Moore, and Cyrus Vance.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ted Williams ranks 3,188 out of 15,968Before him are Tab Hunter (1931), Tracy Morgan (1968), Richard Herd (1932), Deke Slayton (1924), Booker T. Washington (1856), and Charlie Haden (1937). After him are Bernie Mac (1957), Patsy Cline (1932), Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Adrienne Rich (1929), Red Auerbach (1917), and Serena Williams (1981).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Ted Williams ranks 8Before him are Joe DiMaggio (1914), Jackie Robinson (1919), Lou Gehrig (1903), Hank Aaron (1934), Cy Young (1867), and Ty Cobb (1886). After him are Mickey Mantle (1931), Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), Sandy Koufax (1935), Nolan Ryan (1947), and Alex Rodriguez (1975).